Sunak and Starmer clash over immigration and the economy in their first debate a month before the election

Rising costs of living, economic management, taxation and increasing illegal immigration were undoubtedly the main topics of the UK’s first election debate on Tuesday, one month before the July 4th election. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who called for early elections, launched an attack against Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labor Party and a favorite in opinion polls, who tried to appear more charismatic and questioned the “chaos” witnessed in the past 14 years of rule. Conservative governments.

The economy was at the heart of the UK’s first election debate, as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour’s main opposition leader Keir Starmer clashed over opposing views on the cost of living, taxes, difficulties in accessing housing, high unemployment and immigration, among other issues.

Sunak, who has called a snap election for July 4, faces low approval ratings and political erosion for the Conservatives.after years of scandals, cabinet changes and controversial policies, such as the recent plan to deport illegal immigrants to Rwanda.

This is a measure that put the United Kingdom in direct collision with internal laws and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

In the debate, which took place in Salford, northwest England, and was broadcast live across the country, Sunak and Starmer discussed how to deal with the crisis over… Inflation, staff shortages in public health and improving the educational system.

This government has lost control

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